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Kimmel cancer center

Toxic trade-offs
Published March 17, 2023
While advances in immunotherapy have dramatically improved cancer survival, unleashing the immune system can lead to a host of adverse reactions. How can patients pay less of a price?
Alternative medicine
Intravenous mistletoe extract shows promise as cancer therapy
Published Feb 23, 2023
In a phase I trial meant to evaluate the drug's safety, researchers document improved quality of life and some disease control among participants
Cancer research
Liquid biopsy quickly detects DNA markers in advanced breast cancer
Published June 24, 2022
The new test, developed by Johns Hopkins researchers, has potential to help oncologists quickly determine the efficacy of a patient's treatment plan
Cancer research
Suppressing YAP protein gives immunotherapy a boost
Published Aug 7, 2018
In mouse study, researchers find that turning off YAP protein in regulatory T-cells enhances anti-tumor immune response
Breast cancer
A dynamic cellular defense against metastasis
Published Aug 2, 2018
In study of mouse tissue, scientists discover that cells around breast milk ducts can reach out to grab stray cancer cells to prevent their spread
One-two punch for ovarian cancer
Published Dec 5, 2017
Mouse study finds that combination immunotherapy could improve ovarian cancer treatment
Cancer research
Identifying cancerous 'shape shifters'
Published Aug 11, 2017
Scientists from Kimmel Cancer Center identify gene that affects prostate cancer's ability to change shape, squeeze into other organs / Hopkins Medicine
Cancer research
Study: Random DNA errors cause majority of cancer cases
Published March 23, 2017 Video
Most cancer mutations are due to DNA copying 'mistakes,' not inherited or environmental factors, Hopkins researchers say
Brain science
Ultrasound delivery
Published Jan 24, 2017
In rat experiment, sound waves trigger release of drugs encased in nanoparticles 'cages' in brain / Hopkins Medicine
In memoriam
Pioneering oncologist Al Owens dies at 90
Published Jan 17, 2017
One-time president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital served as first director of what is now the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center